Post-9/11, biggest terror threat is underground



It’s the morning rush in the Times Square subway station, a routine convergence of humanity and mass transit that makes New York City hum. Mixing seamlessly with subway riders are New York Police Department officers with heavy body armor and high-powered rifles, commanders in blue NYPD polo shirts carrying smart phone-size radiation detectors and a panting police dog named Sabu.

“This is the new normal,” Inspector Scott Shanley of the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Division says. “The only people who sometimes get raised up are tourists.”

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